May 1, 2008

2 things blogged about yesterday make me want to post some photos of Mr. Pointy.

Murakami's "Mr. Pointy" at the Brooklyn Museum
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Murakami's "Mr. Pointy" at the Brooklyn Museum
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Murakami's "Mr. Pointy" at the Brooklyn Museum
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An incredibly cool sculpture by Takashi Murakami at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. If you're in New York City and you haven't been out to see it, are you crazy?

(More of my pics of it here.)

12 comments:

vbspurs said...

I like Mr. Pointy, but I prefer Mr. Wispy", who is running for Mayor of London today.

COME ON BORIS, get it there!!!

P.S.: Sorry for the threadjack, but someone has to cover the destruction of Red Ken Livingstone since Miss Vicky Indolent here won't.

Cheers,
Victoria

Tibore said...
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Tibore said...

(Blah! Typo... can't edit. Anyhoo...)

Mr. Pointy?? Buffy the Vampire Slayer reference! Mr. Pointy was ______ (fill-in-the-blank) on the show?

Bissage said...

This will sound completely bonkers, I’m sure. But I love that Murakami stuff so much I don’t want to have anything to do with it. It’s sort of like the same reason I’ve never come close to having an extramarital affair. What if the sex is fantastic? Then what?

Theo Boehm said...

But, Bissage, last time I checked, there wasn't a Commandment against enjoying weird Japanese sculpture.

"Thall shalt not covet thy neighbor's Japanese art." ???

And, yes, if you had an affair the sex probably would be fantastic. The Devil's snare, don't you know.

Pogo said...

?"What if the sex is fantastic? Then what?"

1. A cigarette.
2. A hasty retreat.
3. Shame, self-recrimation.
3. Apr├Ęs baiser, le deluge.

Pogo said...

"Thall shalt not covet thy neighbor's Japanese art."???

Theo,
I suspect there originally was such a commandment, but the Isrealites made a typo when transferring the stone record to papyrus:

Thall shalt not covet thy neighbor's arse.

Turns out God thought that was actually just fine. But do stay away from his Mr. Pointy.

Hey, wait! That's the same thing.
Weird.

al said...

Mr. Pointy was ______ (fill-in-the-blank) on the show?

I think Mr. Pointy was a lucky stake given to Buffy by either Kendra or Faith.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a great show.

Tibore said...

al said...
I think Mr. Pointy was a lucky stake given to Buffy by either Kendra or Faith.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a great show.


Bing Bing Bing! You got it! "Mr. Pointy" is the stake Kendra the Vampire Slayer gave Buffy in "Becoming (Part I)":

Kendra: Here... In case de curse does not succeed, dis is my lucky stake. I have killed many vampires wit it. I call it Mr. Pointy.

BUFFY: You named your stake?

Kendra: (a bit embarrassed) Yes.

BUFFY: (smiles) Remind me to get you a stuffed animal...


And the prize is: NOTHING! (Sorry... this is not my blog). But you do get bragging rights for the day!

Bissage said...
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Bissage said...

Theo, it’s not so much an observant religious thing with me. I walked into a church service five years ago and all heads turned around at once as my feet burst into flame. (The ceiling sprinklers went off. It was embarrassing.)

With me it’s more of a conscience thing.

I realize the conscience is the present sense of punishment received at age five.

Still, I swore an oath in kindergarden I’d never try to hurt another person’s feelings again, as long as I lived. (It’s a long story. Suffice it to say I teased a little girl who was my friend and she cried and it bothers me to this very day – 40 years later.)

Perhaps because of that my dance card was never as full as it might have been.

Oh well.

So . . . what does any of that have to do with Takashi Murakami?

To understand, let us read from the book of Seinfeld, Chapter 6, Verse 11. And so it is written:

GEORGE: You're not going to do it? What do you mean, you're not going to do it?

JERRY: I can't. I'm not an orgy guy.

GEORGE: Are you crazy? This is like discovering Plutonium . . . by accident.

JERRY: Don't you know what it means to become an orgy guy? It changes everything. I'd have to dress different. I'd have to act different. I'd have to grow a mustache and get all kinds of robes and lotions and I'd need a new bedspread and new curtains I'd have to get thick carpeting and weirdo lighting. I'd have to get new friends. I'd have to get orgy friends. Naw, I'm not ready for it.

GEORGE: If only something like that could happen to me.

JERRY: Oh, shut up you couldn't do it either.

GEORGE: I know.


And now, let us pray . . .

matthew said...

They have some more of that Murakami wallpaper at the Walker Art Center here in the Twin Cities. They also used to have some similar sculptures. I miss them.